Oh Shit Run – An Outside Perspective

This entry is part 9 of 42 in San Check

Robertson’s OSR logo is at the bottom of this site. I mentioned under “Weird Tales” that it’s linked to Shane’s message to the OSR. Does it suggest a conflict with my previous post in regards to rules?

If there is a common element to the the people that still play older versions of D&D it’s not defined by the rules at all. That’s why Matthew Finch’s Quick Primer for Old School Gaming resonates with so many people.

So, while the point of making the distinction between TSR produced rules and WotC produced rules was clear in the previous post, if the OSR is not about the specific rules, what is it about?

Oh, god. You’ve seen these posts before. Someone in the OSR attempts to answer this very question and everyone in the OSR jumps in to give their viewpoints of what it means to them. It’s never satisfactory.

Am I about to offer the definitive definition to what the OSR is all about?

Unlikely, but Bob might.

Delve - San Check - TOC
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  1. You know, for kids!
  2. Digger, Please!
  3. Semantic Railroads
  4. Mapping Progress
  5. Honeymoon Adventure
  6. No One Games in a Vacuum
  7. House Rules, You’re Doing It Wrong!
  8. WotC’s Poisoned Apple
  9. Oh Shit Run – An Outside Perspective
  10. Greyhawk Campaigns
  11. Nostalgia Vomit
  12. Dicing with Dinosaurs
  13. The Eye of the Dragon
  14. What Did You Do Over the Summer?
  15. It’s Like Cops and Robbers, but with Dice!
  16. Emergent Death or Why Losing Is Fun!
  17. How to Train Your Delvers (More WotC Snark)
  18. WotC’s Babel Fish
  19. More Nostalgia Vomit
  20. Fantasy Fighting
  21. Fighting Fantasy
  22. The Delvers 1985
  23. From Weird WotC to the creator of Giant Space Hamsters
  24. The Daedalus Complex
  25. There Is No Cow Level
  26. Double-decker Bologna Sandwich!
  27. It is Not a Secret Door if You Tell Me
  28. All Apologies
  29. Be the First to Solve the Mystery and Claim the Dungeon Treasure!
  30. Dungeon Treasure & Hidden Treasure
  31. You Unlock this Door with the Key of Imagination
  32. The Answer to the Mystery at The Delvers
  33. The First Keeper
  34. Sandbox Apophenia
  35. Nearly Enough Dice – Interview
  36. The State of The Delvers
  37. Vicariously Join Two Girls and Their Mom Around the Gaming Table
  38. Cassette Cover Art
  39. Bastion of the Boglings
  40. WotC Piss and the Last Boy Scout
  41. Campaign Timeline
  42. B4: The Lost City


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